Hariri wrapped up a three-day campaign tour in north Lebanon.
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With five days remaining until Lebanon's parliamentary elections, candidates have started their final push. Prime Minister Saad Hariri defended his alliance with the Free Patriotic Movement as he wrapped up a three-day campaign tour in north Lebanon late Monday. Speaker Nabih Berri said it was clear that the resistance was being targeted through the parliamentary elections.The speaker took another apparent jab at Bassil, calling on voters to turn out in large numbers so as not to allow a "damaging vote" to encroach on the Shiite duo's Hope and Resistance list.Blind voters will also be allowed a helper who will read out ballot papers to them in specialized areas of polling stations, though it was unclear from the statement whether or not designated assistants would be present at voting stations or if the voters would need to bring a helper with them.Tripoli has the potential to put Lebanon "back on the map of foreign and domestic investment," Hariri said before discussing the different areas targeted by the plan, a statement from the premier's office said.
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